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NIHR Biomedical Research Centres

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres

Formed through partnerships between England’s leading NHS organisations and universities, 20 NIHR Biomedical Research Centres (BRCs) conduct translational research to transform scientific breakthroughs into life-saving treatments for patients.

Staffed by expert investigators and clinicians, NIHR BRCs are leaders in translating lab-based discoveries into new cutting edge treatments, technologies, diagnostics and other interventions in clinical settings.

King’s College London is the academic partner, with Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust, and with the South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust of two of the 20 National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres in the UK. They are both a part of King's Health Partners Academic Health Sciences Centre.

These BRCs have a strong focus on translational research, taking advances in basic medical research out of the laboratory and into the clinical setting so that they can benefit patients. They form a key

part of the Department of Health and Social Care’s strategy for research and development in the NHS.

NIHR BRC at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London

The aim of the NIHR BRC at Guy’s and St Thomas’ NHS Foundation Trust and King’s College London is to enable our pipeline of excellent basic biomedical research to deliver real change in the management of our patients.

With funding awarded over five years from April 2017, our BRChas developed clear strategies to diversify training opportunities, increase research capacity and extend user involvement in research.

A new Faculty of Translational Medicine has been established within the Centre to develop our Research &Development (R&D) capacity through the training of scientists, clinicians and allied healthcare professionals. 

The Centre is also supported by the NIHR CRF at Guy’s and St Thomas’ to serve the functions, research and service needs of each site.

NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre at South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust and King's College London

The NIHR Maudsley Biomedical Research Centre is a partnership between South London and Maudsley NHS Foundation Trust, the UK’s largest mental health trust, and the Institute of Psychiatry, Psychology & Neuroscience at King's College London, Europe’s leading academic centre for mental health research. 

The NIHR Maudsley BRC is researching new tests, treatments and theories in mental health, neurology, and dementia. Its aim is to accelerate the translation of the latest scientific discoveries into first-in-man clinical trials and other well designed studies.  The findings from these studies can then be developed and implemented to produce new tests and treatments for people with mental and neurological disorders.  Our research priorities are focused around novel treatments, precision medicine, translational informatics and mental-physical health.

The NIHR Maudsley BRC has funding from the Department of Health and Social Care through the NIHR, with our latest £66m award taking us up to March 2022. 

For further information visit:

National Institute for Health Research (NIHR) Biomedical Research Centres

NIHR Guy's and St Thomas' Biomedical Research Centre

NIHR Maudsley BRC

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